PRINTER'S NO. 63
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
15
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY VOGEL, SCHWANK, ARGALL, BARTOLOTTA, BROWNE,
CORMAN, HUTCHINSON, KANE, LANGERHOLC, MARTIN, MENSCH,
PHILLIPS-HILL, PITTMAN, SCAVELLO, STEFANO, STREET, J. WARD,
K. WARD, YAW AND YUDICHAK, JANUARY 22, 2021
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, JANUARY 22, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Designating the week of February 20 through 27, 2021, as "FFA
Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Future Farmers of America, now the National FFA
Organization (FFA), has grown from its agricultural beginnings
into a broad-spectrum leadership incubator; and
WHEREAS, The FFA creed expresses belief in the future of
agriculture with the following portion of its creed: "with a
faith born not of words but of deeds"; and
WHEREAS, In accordance with the FFA motto, members serve
their chapter, community and country by cultivating friendships
and planting new ideas and seeds of hope wherever they go:
"Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to
Serve"; and
WHEREAS, FFA in the 21st century welcomes young women and
young men with diverse backgrounds, and FFA membership has
reached an all-time record high; and
WHEREAS, More than 760,000 FFA members from 50 states and
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Puerto Rico are learning to be successful leaders in
agriculture, agribusiness, agriscience and other fields; and
WHEREAS, Many FFA members live far from working farms but
have an interest in related disciplines, including food science,
turf management and horticulture; and
WHEREAS, FFA members who live in rural farm areas now
represent 27% of the national organization; and
WHEREAS, More than 13,000 students enrolled in agricultural
education classes across this Commonwealth continue to wear the
traditional blue corduroy jacket which distinguishes FFA
members; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania FFA is led by seven State Officers who
defer college and career for one year to advocate for
agriculture, agricultural education and FFA; and
WHEREAS, Mikara Anderson of Huntingdon County presides as the
State FFA President; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the week of February 20
through 27, 2021, as "FFA Week" in Pennsylvania; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the Senate congratulate the members, advisers
and parents involved with this exemplary youth organization.
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